Construction Project Management Software

John Chaney

When it comes to project management software , contractors have numerous options, from spreadsheets and generic applications to software designed for the construction industry. Construction Management with John Chaney

Turning Your Project Managers into Business Managers

John Chaney

Project managers often control in excess of $1 MM, $5 MM, even $ 10 MM in annual contract revenue and risk. However, project managers often do not view themselves as business managers. They view themselves as middle management – cogs in the wheel of a great machine that churns through backlog year-in and year-out – leaving the business issues up to division managers and executives. Construction Management with John Chaney

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Commercial Construction Project Management: Managing What You Don’t Control

Commercial Construction

I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a control freak, but as a national general contractor, it’s part of the job description to be the one calling the shots and telling everyone what to do on a complex commercial construction project.

Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch

Construction Equipment

And yet, we had some significant shifts this year, most notably PMI releasing the sixth edition of “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” ( PMBOK® Guide ), alongside the Agile Practice Guide. Here are five trends that project managers should be watching out for in 2018.

How LaFleur Uses Bonusly to Turbocharge Praise

It’s also a great tool to reward colleagues who volunteer to help out with a project or fill-in on a task if the primary project lead is unable to complete their work on time.

Construction Project Management Processes: Everything You Need to Know


Project management is the basis on which every construction project is founded. A construction project manager has to obtain a variety of skills and competences in order to navigate through the project and to establish a functional connection with the numerous teams.

Project Management System's Users Meeting Heralds Change

ENR Construction

Keys to Effective Project Management

Construction Business Owner

Effective project management starts well before construction begins. With meticulous preplanning during the estimating stage, followed by strategic thinking during the job itself, a company’s project management team can ensure project success


The Constructor

Role of Project Manager The responsibility of project manager to make sure that the customer is satisfied and the work scope is completed in a. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Project Management

How an Owners' Project Manager Can Smooth Collaboration

ENR Construction

As the construction industry has moved toward more collaborative forms of project delivery, many owners have begun engaging outside professionals who are known as owners project managers (OPMs

Ask the Experts: Project Management

Construction Business Owner

Operations Manager. Lionel Vogelhut. Taymak Flooring. Communication, communication, communication. On the jobsite, people are often in such a rush to get things done that they don’t take the time to ensure that the employee receiving the instructions understands them completely.

5 Interpersonal Skills Every Project Manager Should Possess

Construction Business Owner

According to a recent report published by project management researchers at Brandeis University, technical skills alone do not determine a project manager's success. These causes of project failure are not the result of inadequate technical skills.

6 ways to get millennial employees excited about project management


Make no mistake. Despite rumors that millennials like to take shortcuts and are rather lazy, the opposite is true. Millennials work hard—very, very hard.

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The Evolution of the Project Manager

Construction Business Owner

A long-standing joke has circulated in the industry that the project manager evolved as the solution to the mounds of paperwork a superintendent encounters. Today, the number of contractors who do not have some semblance of a project management corps is minimal.

Will Project Management Software Developers Learn What Baseball Knows?

ENR Construction


The Constructor

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to achieve a particular aim. At the most basic level, a project is actually the response to a need, the. Construction Construction Management

Constructing Success with Rivals: Project Manager vs. Superintendent


A well-tuned Project Manager/Superintendent relationship makes for a successful construction project. Their leadership is the bedrock underlying project schedule, budget, and quality. Unfortunately, the two often butt heads, which can quickly bring a project crashing down.

8 Things to Consider in the Search for Project Management Software

Construction Business Owner

Construction business owners and project managers alike know how tough it can be to manage a project, but some are reluctant to change processes to find an easier solution to management.

How To Know When You Need Real-Time Project Management Software


Staying up to date with what’s happening on your project at any moment is fundamental in construction. Construction Management construction construction software project management real-time

Project Management Trends for 2014

Construction Informer

If ESI International’s assessment of trends in project management for 2014 is anywhere near accurate, construction project managers are going to be in demand and challenged to deliver more leadership value to the project. ESI is a project management training company that puts together prognostications about project management every year. Managing

The New Age of Project Management

Construction Business Owner

Managing Director. Jason Ruddle. Elecosoft

Turning Project Management into People Power

Construction Business Owner

Ask any experienced project manager about the biggest challenge of delivering projects on time and on budget, and the conversation will always come down to people. In construction, efficient project management is highly dependent on the performance of the workforce.

Customer service skills that are useful for project management


This type of training teaches you how to manage people and problems effectively and efficiently as well as how to apply yourself to deliver excellent results. There are many useful customer service skills that project managers in particular can utilize in future projects.


The Constructor

Microsoft Project is a project management system, which assist the project managers to execute and control the project activities effectively in. Construction Construction Management Management Project Management


The Constructor

There are four phases of project management which are required to manage projects efficiently on quality, time and costs. Defining and organizing the project: Defining project is the first step in the project management process.

How Mobile Project Management Can Improve Jobsite Efficiency


Construction sites are infinitely complicated places that require multiple projects working at once to deliver the project on time and under budget. Mobile project management software gains its mobility and ease of use by living in the cloud.

Purdue Develops Technology to Aid Construction Project Managers

Construction Equipment

Technology developed by Purdue University civil engineers could provide a real-time overview and help control cost and time overruns for project managers at construction, mining and agricultural sites.

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Project Management Survey

Collaborative Construction

I completed the survey and it reminded me of the pain points project managers, with boots on the ground, experience when it comes to day to day operations. Construction Project Management Survey Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

8 Personality Traits of a Great Construction Project Manager


Being a Construction Project Manager is an extremely rewarding career. If you are considering a career in construction project management, then you will need some qualifications and you’ll need to demonstrate some experience.

What are the traits of the best project managers?

PSMJ Resources

We asked this question a few years ago at a seminar attended by 40 project managers from public works agencies. Yet when firms promote technical people to become project managers, technical proficiency is often their number one consideration. If you are a project manager, how do you stack up in these other important traits? If you manage project managers, are you giving these traits adequate consideration when you decide to make someone a PM

Xoom for the Construction Project Manager

Carol Hagen

For instance, Corecon, a construction project management and estimating system. Their Corecon mobile login provides the project manager access to his projects, job financials, documentation, correspondence, contacts, etc and a way to update directly from the field. Here’s a video showing a few project management functions on the Xoom: It works well on all the other popular platforms too like Android, iPhone, iPad and Blackberry.


The Constructor

Project Management Skill sets There are many misconception about what it takes to become a project manager. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Project ManagementMany people think that to become a.

CornerStone Plumbing adds Special Projects Division, project manager

Constructor Magazine

As manager of the Special Projects Division, Hirtz oversees the commercial plumbing contractor’s more unique and technically challenging jobs, ranging from simple relocation of fixtures to more complicated installations.

Increase ROI with Cloud-Based Project Management Software

Construction Business Owner

How to Avoid 3 Common Commercial Construction Scheduling Delays

Commercial Construction

That makes it critical to know where and why construction project delays typically happen and work to avoid them. Here are a few culprits to watch for in the early stages of any commercial construction project: 1.

From Construction Site to Court Room: How project management is transforming expert witness teams


With surprising frequency, attorneys involved in litigating design and construction issues take a very simple, even myopic view of the use of expert witnesses. In a lawsuit that’s focused on structural problems, for instance, who could carry more authority than a structural engineer? The strategy seems straightforward: enlist the expert most closely aligned with the issue, develop their testimony, and go forward

Should Your Project Manager Have a Master's Degree?

Construction Business Owner

As an employer, why would you want to pay for continuing education for your project managers? What value does that bring to your company? These are common question for construction business owners who are assessing the value of paying for an employee's graduate education. With profit margins slimming, a logical way to reduce overhead expenses would be to reduce or eliminate education benefits

5 Tools Everyone in Project Management Should Be Using

PSMJ Resources

Increasingly, however, the most useful tools—especially for those in project management in the A/E/C industry—are found in the technological and social ether (differing largely from, I would imagine, the axe- and sword-throwing preferences of the zombie-fighters). With that in mind, here are 5 tools—some oldies, but goodies from 2013 and some new ones for 2014—that every project manager should be using. Every profession has its set of go-to tools. Don’t believe me?

ProofHub offers good competition to Basecamp in the project management realm

Contractor Bookkeeping

Basecamp the leading project management tool has been used by a number of businesses for managing their projects. It is a simple solution which works fine till the projects are not so complex. This enhances planning over projects.

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